LESTER LUDWICK

Lester Eugene Ludwick September 21, 1926 - March 12, 2014 Lester Eugene Ludwick, age 87, of El Paso, Texas, passed away on March 12, 2014. Lester was born on September 21, 1926, in Temple, Texas, to Lester Ludwick and Mona Renker. Lester graduated from Temple High School in 1943. He attended Temple Junior College, and during this time, worked for the US Postal Service and for Scott and White Hospital as a film developer and then an X-ray technician in the X-ray department. During this time, he met his future wife, Martha Richards. They were married on June 5, 1947. After graduating from Temple Junior College, Lester and Martha moved to Austin, Texas, where Lester attended the University of Texas, earning a Bachelor of Science in Geology in 1950. He then began a successful career in the oil and gas industry, joining Standard Oil of Texas in Iraan, Texas. In 1954, he joined El Paso Natural Gas Company in Houston, Texas, as a Reservoir Engineer. In 1959, Lester and Martha moved to El Paso, Texas, where he continued his career with EPNG until his retirement in 1986. Lester was an avid golfer. He loved music and when the occasion allowed, enjoyed dancing. He enjoyed time with his family, and especially enjoyed time spent during summers with his wife, children, and extended family members at Lake Belton, in Belton, Texas, where he taught his children to water ski and to love being on the water. He demonstrated his love of his children and grandchildren by his participation and attendance at sports and music events and activities. He was always ready to make an ice cream cone or play a game of backgammon or gin rummy with a grandchild. He enjoyed traveling, and during his retirement years, was able to take many road trips with Martha, traveling throughout the United States. Lester was a loving husband and father and will be greatly missed by his family. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Martha, his son Larry and wife Donetta of Mansfield, Texas, his daughter Laura and husband Dennis Svatek of Jacksonville, Florida, and his daughter Mary and husband Brent Thompson of El Paso; eight grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Funeral Home-West. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Center for Compassionate Care, 1575 Belvidere, El Paso, Texas, 79912. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West. Please visit our online register book atwww.sunsetfuneralhomes.net

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Sunset Funeral Homes-West - El Paso
480 North Resler  El Paso, TX 79912
(915) 587-4408

Published in El Paso Times from Mar. 14 to Mar. 23, 2014